18 Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers

Reviewed By Tom •  Updated: 01/08/22 •  10 min read
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Do you have a dog parent in your life and you’d like to get them a gift? Or maybe a gift for them and their dog? Then we’ll help you find just the right thing!

We’ve put together a list of gifts that are sure to be loved by dog parents and their doggie fur babies!

Housewarming Gift for Dog Lovers

When someone has a new home and you’re invited there for the first time, it’s traditional to take them a gift. Housewarming gifts can include anything for the home or the people/animals that live there. Here are some great housewarming gift ideas for the special dog parent in your life!

Area rugs

Area rugs are popular when it comes to home decorating. They help with noise reduction, add some comfort on hard floors (wood or tile, for instance), and more. We found some cute area rugs that might make great gifts for dog lovers and their homes.

1. IHF Rug Ebony Braided Dog Bone Rug

Dogs and bones go together! This cute rug can be used as an accent rug, welcome mat or even be used under a dog’s food and water bowls.

2. Dog Gone Smart Large Dirty Dog Doormat

This cute doormat comes in a variety of colors and features a dog paw print in the middle. This way, anyone visiting the home will know dogs are loved and appreciated inside! The rug is washable and can be used inside or outside.

3. Liora Manne Whimsy Dogs Summer Travel Rug

This rug is a playful choice for dog lovers. The hand-made rug is made of weather-resistant fiber and is very durable. The colorful design features a van filled with dogs that are out on a summer vacation! This easy care rug is washable and can be used inside or outside.

Dinner Plates & Mugs

Does your dog lover enjoy drinking coffee or hot chocolate? Do they enjoy entertaining friends and family? Then you might consider a housewarming gift of dinner plates or mugs! Look for plates and mugs that feature dogs—maybe your dog lover prefers a certain breed, such as French Bulldogs? Then look for plates and mugs that sport these cute dogs. Or maybe your family member or friend enjoys giving birthday parties for their fur baby. Then you could look for a party supply package featuring a dog or dogs—think of a package with paper plates, napkins, etc. Here are some ideas for you!

4. Espresso Cups—Black Lab & Golden Retriever Ceramic Cups

These are perfect for pet parents who love dogs of any kind, or for those who prefer Black Labs & Goldens. The set includes two ceramic mugs that are 3 oz each, along with matching saucers. The set is dishwasher safe, making them easy and fast to clean.

5. Puppy Dog Birthday Party Supplies Pups Themed Decorations Kit

Here’s a cute party in a package that will be appreciated by most dog lovers. The kit includes a set of 16 plates, napkins and cups. It also includes a banner and a table cover. This is perfect for anyone who loves to throw a puppy birthday party, for dog parents who love dog-themed party supplies!

6. Spode Woodland Hunting Dogs Yellow Lab Dinner Plate

This is a beautiful gift for the dog lover in your life. The 10.5 inch dinner plate features a Yellow Lab in the middle, with a beautiful old-fashioned floral design around the outer ring of the plate. You can also choose from a Black Lab, a Golden Retriever or other animals. The plate can be used as a decorative item, or used for dining.

These are some ideas that would make a great housewarming gift to most dog lovers. Next, we’ll take a look at some personalized gift ideas.

Personalized Gifts for Dog Lovers

You can’t go wrong with a personalized gift for a dog lover. Pet parents love personalized gifts for their dogs and/or themselves. You might consider a wooden sign that can include the dog’s name, or maybe even a personalized mug! Read on for some ideas.

7. The Lizton Sigh Shop Bone Pet Name Home Sign

Here’s a gift you can personalize for a dog and his pet parent(s)! This is a sign featuring a bone with the dog’s name (or any text) in the middle. The sign comes with pre-drilled holes, making it easy to hang and all materials are 100% made in the USA. You can personalize the sign with the text of your choice.

8. Personalized Key Holder & Dog Leash Hanger

Does the dog parent in your life often misplace their keys and/or their fur baby’s leash? Then this is the perfect gift for them! This key holder wall rack also features a place to hang a leash—it’s easy to find—just look for the paw print at the end! One note—the wood backgrounds are actually pictures and not real wood; however, the rack is made of wood. The personalized text is printed directly on the frame—this isn’t a sticker, vinyl or paint. The image will not fade or peel. The rack comes fully assembled and ready to hang.

9. Personalized Bulldog Gift Mug—Add Dog’s Name—French Bulldog Coffee Mug

Does the doggie parent in your life love French Bulldogs? Then this is the perfect personalized gift for them. The mug features the silhouette of a French Bulldog and you can have the dog’s name personalized on the mug. The ceramic mug is white and holds about 15 oz of liquid. The mug is dishwasher and microwave safe.

Unique Gifts for Dog Owners

Maybe you’re looking for a more unique gift for a dog owner. We’ve got some ideas that might work for you!

10. In Dog Wines Funny Wine Glass

If you’re looking for a gift with a little doggie humor, then this is a great fit, especially if the dog lover in your life enjoys wine. This unique wine glass is a funny take on how dog years are calculated. It’s ideal for either red or white wine. The glass comes in a white gift box, wrapped in colored bubble wrap—so it’s all ready to give! The glass holds 12.75 oz of wine (or any other liquid), and it’s made and printed in the USA. What a fun gift for a wine loving dog owner!

11. Dog Lover Gift Cork Coaster Set

To go with the wine glass, you may want to consider this adorable coaster set! The coasters feature sayings any dog lover will enjoy and are made of eco-friendly cork, and made in the USA. Each coaster measure 4” x 4” and is about 1/8” thick. Each coaster features a cute dog-lover saying. They’re guaranteed to melt any dog lover’s heart and protect the furniture, too!

12. Dean Russo Rescues are My Favorite Breed Fleece Throw Blanket

Does your dog rescue have a rescue pup? Do they love colors and art? Then this might make the perfect gift for them. This fleecy throw features a colorful picture of a dog, on a turquoise blue background. The dog is made up of many colors and designs all of which are outlined in black. Around the dog, you’ll find words “Rescues are My Favorite Breed.” Just adorable and beautiful. This gift will be sure to not only warm the heart of your dog parent, but will also add warmth and charm to any home. One note—these blankets are also available with other dog designs, done in a similar style.

Matching Dog and Owner Gifts

Maybe you’d prefer to get your dog lover and their dog a matching set? Then we’ve got you covered!

13. Pet Lover’s 3-Piece Pillowcase Set

This is another cute idea, especially for a dog-loving couple! This three-piece pillowcase set is made of easy to wash blend of cotton and polyester. Each pillow case features a different word: “His,” “Hers,” and “the Dog.” The doggie pillow case even sports the silhouette of a dog—too cute!

14. PajamaGram Family Pajamas Flannel PJs

Are you looking for a gift for a family of dog lovers? Then here’s something you might want to consider—a complete set of PJs for the whole family, including the dog (and maybe a cat)! These flannel pajamas are done in a matching plaid of red and green. Really pretty! These cozy pjs can fit the entire family—the doggie pjs are easy to button on and will keep the pup warm and cozy on cooler nights. The fabric for this set is 100% cotton and the kids’ versions are flame-resistant—the entire set is machine washable. What a great family gift!

15. Pettsie Dog Collar Friendship Bracelet

Here’s a matching set sure to be welcomed by any dog lover and their fur baby! This is a gift that features a dog collar and a matching friendship bracelet for their pet parent. The collar and bracelet are made from strong hemp and canvas—they’re 100% natural. This particular set comes in red; however, the set is also available in other colors. This is a fun gift for pet parents who love to match their dogs—what a great way to show who belongs to whom!

Dog Lover Gifts for Her

Do you have a pet parent lady in your life? Would you like some ideas on what a lady dog lover might enjoy as a gift? We’ve found some ideas we hope will work for you!

16. Willow Tree Hand-Painted Sculpted Keepsake Box

This is a wonderful gift idea for women who love dogs. The Willow Tree keepsake box features a bas-relief lid with a girl hugging a dog. The inside of the box features this message, “Truly a Friend.” The box can be used as a jewelry box or as a place to keep other special treasures. It could also be used a place to keep a pets ashes as a memorial. This keepsake box is sure to appeal to the woman who loves her dog.

17. Home-X Dog Print Apron

This cute apron is sure to delight her heart! The apron features an all-over design of dogs from various breeds in cute cartoon art. The apron’s made of a blend of poly/cotton twill, and features a large front pocket, a neck and back ties. The apron is machine wash and dry and would make a great gift for any occasion—it would even be a wonderful hostess gift for a woman dog parent.

18. Feelmem When I Needed a Hand I Found Your Paw Cuff Bracelet

This gift idea will surely speak to her heart and the love of her canine companion. This bracelet features a loving message, “When I needed a hand I found your paw.” This stainless steel cuff or bangle bracelet is affordable, durable and beautiful. The stainless steel is perfect for anyone who has an allergy to metals. The elegant design can be worn with casual or more dressy outfits and makes a wonderful statement for women who love their fur babies.

We hope this gift guide for doggie parents and their fur babies has helped you find just the right gift for the dog lover(s) in your life! We’ve covered gifts that will work for most any occasion—from Christmas and birthdays, to anniversaries and Mother’s or Mother’s Day, along with everything in between.

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Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!

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